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Retired Mini user
Join Date: Oct 2008
01-25-2010, 10:32 PM
The procedure would be the same as for the Mini 9 or 10 or 10v. You need to have an external USB DVD-ROM, or USB flash drives formatted for booting/installation.
The problem right now is the 1012's video is incompatible with OS X.
See this thread for more info on OS X and the 1012:
Dell Mini 1012 and OS X
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vienna, Austria
01-25-2010, 11:33 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Snow Leopard 10.6 --> 10.6.2? - 03-20-2010, 06:00 PM
I know very little about Netbook Installer etc but a friend lent me his USB and I was able to get my 1012 to boot into Snow Leopard and everything seems hunky dory. I also made the relevant change to the boot.plist to force it into 32 bit mode on boot up.
However when I run updates and restart the machine starts to cycle on and off and there is an error message about 64 bit mode.
Is there an issue here with the upgrade or (more likely) is there something else to be done to force the machine into 32 bit mode?
(Ignore the sig - it's not Win 7 anymore!)
Join Date: Mar 2010
03-20-2010, 07:14 PM
Updating the OS
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